High Water Festival 2023

APRIL 15-16, 2023


A vast marketplace, culinary activities, and indie music curated by husband and wife duo Shovels and Rope paves the way at the High Water Festival.

Nestled near the edge of the Cooper River in North Charleston, Riverfront Park plays host to hundreds of fans descending to hear the best alternative music has to offer curated by husband and wife folk group, Shovels and Rope. The duo from Charleston won two AMA awards in 2013 for Best Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, respectively, and they really know their stuff.  The lineup this year is stacked with two stages of indie/alternative heroes like Beck, Father John Misty, and Angel Olsen. 

And it makes total sense that the High Water Festival capitalizes on its location to satisfy hungry concertgoers. Ever wondered how people shuck oysters? Well, that peculiar dream can become a reality at this festival during an Oyster Education Class. There is a reason why the festival grounds are adjacent to the Cooper River. Also, there is a marketplace that neighbors the Riverfront that is home to any jewelry, t-shirt, or other merch needs. 

The High Water festival is looking to entice concertgoers with the Weekender Experience. This package gives you the chance to stay overnight on festival grounds in an inn originally used as naval quarters and renovated to suit visitors looking to relax and unwind the southern way. 

The Specs:

  • 7,500 people attend each day.
  • Tickets are available for one or two days and come in
  • Check out one of Charletson’s most iconic hotels if you need a place to stay.


Where is the festival located? The festival is located at Riverfront Park, in North Charleston, SC. The address to the grounds is 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405.

How do I get tickets? Tickets are still available for purchase using this link

Can you bring children to this festival? The High Water Festival is for all ages, however, the festival recommends no child under the age of 8 should attend.

BY Elgin Nelson